an announcement {surprise-inside cakes}

filed under: Surprise Inside Cakes on January 5, 2014

With bated breath I can finally say… its happening.  This book, this long labor of love, is finally happening!

Surprise Inside Cakes Cover


I have been working on this book since 2011.  I have been bugging people and asking opinions and shooting and re-shooting and baking and generally a crazy mess for years now.  But its all been worth it.

My book is ready to be ordered!  I so hope you like it and that you will laugh and cry (theres only one tear jerking part, I promise) and bake with me!!!

As a special treat for my readers only, I am going to share one of the cakes in the book.  Now remember, every single cake has detailed step-by-step instructions with written directions and pictures.  This however, is just a little before and after surprise sneak peak!

Balloon Surprise Inside cake from the surprise-inside cakes book!

photo credit: Susan Powers

This fun party cake is entertaining for adults and children alike.  I mean, who doesn’t love balloons?  Not only are there adorable balloons on the outside…

Balloon Surprise Inside cake from the surprise-inside cakes book!

photo credit: Susan Powers

There is also a red velvet ballon on the inside!  And I teach you how to do it with a very detailed tutorial in the book.

Now, I am probably pretty silly for saying this (and please don’t tell my publisher!)… but this isn’t even the most fun cake in the book.

Oh my word I CANNOT WAIT to show you the rest! (Like how to make the Rainbow Heart on the cover!)

For now, you can go ahead and pre-order a copy of my book for yourself.  Here are some handy dandy links below.  Be sure to order soon!  There are going to be some extra special prizes and events lined up and I really want you to have your book when they happen! 🙂



Barnes and Noble:



Google Play:



Surprise Inside Cakes Cover

Thanks so much!

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  • Dani H says:

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment and a great way to start the new year!

  • Liz @ Virtually Homemade says:

    Congrats!!! The book and cakes are beautiful!

  • Anna @ Garnish with Lemon says:

    I’m always in awe of your creations, so if your book will give me the baking talent you have in your pinky finger, I’m sold!

  • christi says:

    I am so excited for this! And for you my super talented friend. You are incredible!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you Christi!!!

  • Catherine Bova says:

    Congratulations!! I’ve had your book in my wish list for ages and now I can finally move it to the order side! I’m sure with your wonderful directions and great stories, you will sell lots and lots of books!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you so much!!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    What a fabulous news, Amanda!! Congrats!!!

  • Beth @ bethcakes says:

    Yay! Oh my gosh, I’m so excited! I seriously can’t wait to see what other incredible cakes are in your book. I’ve always loved your surprise inside cakes and can’t wait to see how the magic happens. 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      You are so adorable!! Thank you sweet friend.

  • Paula says:

    A labour of love indeed! Congratulations Amanda. Can only imagine how exciting it is for you to have completed and published this book. Sincere best wishes with it. Be very proud of all you have accomplished.

    • Amanda says:

      As always, thank you for your kind and heartfelt words!!

  • darcie says:

    Seriously. Lookit you.

    You are amazing!

    • Amanda says:

      And thank you. 🙂

  • Joy says:

    Congrats!! I am so happy for you! Going to order the book, right now! I can’t wait to get it. I do have a question though. Could I mail it to you, for you to sign it? 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      ABSOLUTELY!!! It would be my honor sweety. 🙂

      • Bea says:

        And me Amanda, I am so proud even I can barely stand it! I know you will have a million sales ASAP. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR LOVE OF BAKING, just like me . I only hope that I can make one of your cakes look like yours. Now this is your year!

  • Peabody (Culinary Concoctions by Peabody) says:

    Yay Amanda! So excited for you! And can’t wait to own one! You do such great work!
    Let me know what I can do to help you when the book comes out!

    • Amanda says:

      That is beyond nice of you… thank you!

  • Lynn b says:

    Congrats!!! I have followed you for a long time and always thought you need a book instead of sharing all your goodies here (although thanks for sharing here and in your book)!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks so much Lynn! I appreciate “meeting” you and look forward to getting to know you better!

  • Jamie | My Baking Addiction says:

    Congratulations, Amanda! I was just thinking about you and this book the other day! I can’t wait to see all of your amazing creations! 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks so much Jamie!!

  • Cori O'Shaughnessy says:

    Congratulations!!! So excited your book is finally out!! Gotta go get my copy now!!

    • Amanda says:

      Yay!! Thanks Cori!!

  • Mellybrown says:

    You go, girl! I love that you combined what I always think of as your two ‘trademarks’ — rainbows and the rose design — on the cover. Whoo!

    • Amanda says:

      lol You know someone is a good friend when they know exactly what your trademarks are!! 🙂

  • Amber Mathison says:

    That’s amazing! Congratulations!!!! I’ve been a very loyal follower so I think this is just way cool!

  • Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says:

    Congratulations on your book! That is so crazy exciting!!! You are so talented and I always love to see what you come up with! That cake on the book cover is so pretty and extremely cool!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you Jocelyn!!

  • Tesei says:

    Congratulations Amanda, it going to be such a hit! I’m happy for you, all the best, can’t wait to se it!!!

  • Christine says:

    I pre-ordered last year! CANNOT wait to get my hands on this book. Congratulations and thank you!

  • michele @ i-heart-baking says:

    so amazing! congratulations!!! i’m going to order my copy right now!!! 🙂

  • Kavli says:

    Yay!!!! Congratulations!!! So excited for you – I’ve been waiting for this book! 😉 can’t wait to read all about your awesome creative surprise inside cakes!!! Yay!!!

  • Jasy says:

    Congrats on your new book. Just a suggestion, maybe u would like to discuss with your publisher to have the book available in an e-book format. That will allow readers or fans to download in their tablet or computer and refer to them as they r baking. Hope the measurements r available in metric too. Congrats once again.

  • Erin @ Texanerin Baking says:

    Oh my gosh. I can’t believe you’ve been so patient! Three years?! That’s insane. But it looks like it was all worth it because that cake and the cover are AMAZING! Congratulations! I’m so, so excited for you! 😀

  • Carla | Carlas Confections says:

    Oh Amanda I am so excited for you!! This has been a long time coming! I cannot wait to get my hands on this beauty! Congratulations my friend!! Xoxo

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you!!

  • Tatjana says:

    Congratulations once again! I can’t wait to put my hands on that book. You know, I have preordered mine 11/24/2012.
    XOXO from Croatia.